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Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said. “It looked like you were looking down into hell,” said Forbes Road Volunteer Fire ...

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Murray Energy continues fight against EPA’s emissions rules

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants. St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday, challenging the EPA’s supplemental finding published earlier in the day. The U.S. Supreme ...

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Dominion to start releasing coal ash wastewater

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power plans to begin releasing treated coal ash wastewater into the James River at the Bremo Power Station. The state’s largest electric utility is planning to begin discharging the water Wednesday as it moves to close coal ash impoundments at power plants. Dominion says it will treat 240 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water ...

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Environmentalists sue for cleanup at bankrupt mine sites

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Environmental groups are taking legal action to require the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to treat water pollution at bankrupt coal mines. News outlets report that the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the WestChapter of the Sierra Club filed two lawsuits in two federal courts on April 20. The plaintiffs accuse West Virginia of violating ...

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